Definition of Bordure

1. n. A border one fifth the width of the shield, surrounding the field. It is usually plain, but may be charged.



Definition of Bordure

1. Noun. (heraldiccharge) A contrasting border round a shield ¹

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Definition of Bordure

1. a border around a shield [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bordure

borders on
borderstone
borderstones
bordes
bordetella
bordetella bronchiseptica
bordetella infections
bordetellas
bordism
bordland
bordlands
bordlode
bordman
bordmen
bords
bordure (current term)
bordures
bore-hole
bore bit
bore down
bore out
bore up
bore witness
boreal
boreal owl
boreally
boreases
borecole
borecoles

Literary usage of Bordure

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1. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Arg. thiee lozenges conjoined in fess gn. a bordure az. charged with four ... Ar¡r. i fess within a bordure gu. charged with eight escallops of the tirst. ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1883)
"Floral bordure round panel. Sex doubtful. (iii.) A kneeling figure to left, with hands clasped as if in prayer, turned towards what is apparently a shower ..."

3. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and by James Balfour Paul (1893)
"Gu. a lion rampant arg. within a bordure compony of the last and az. ... (ist and 4th quarters), all within a bordure arg. charged with eight fraises gu. ..."

4. A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: With English and French Glossaries by John Woodward (1896)
"2. bordure. 3. bordure. (Dunbar.) 4. bordure ... bordure of Castile. (Portugal.) 8. Orle. (Baliol.) 9. Orle of martlets. ..."

5. English Heraldry by Charles Boutell (1867)
"... The Canton or Quarter : The Inescutcheon : The Orle: The Tressure: The bordure: ... the Inescutcheon, the Orle, the Tressure, the bordure, ..."

6. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"It is, however, evident from the bordure being sometimes the only charge in a coat, ... The bordure is placed over all ordinaries, except the chief, ..."

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